Now here’s a word I’ve never heard – Moxie, the latest WordPress Daily Prompt. Googled it, like you do, and came up with this:
North American informal
force of character, determination, or nerve.“when you’ve got the moxie, you need the clothes to match”
1930s: from Moxie, the proprietary name of a soft drink.
So I drank it down and wrote this acrostic poem …
Monday, for once, things brightened up. He accepted a decent Offer for his run-down house from one that lived in it as a child. Xerxes Crumb was on the up and no mistake! How right Ma had been, It turned out, to name him after a mighty emperor! On Tuesday Everything went black. Moving in, the nostalgic buyer struck oil.